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  1. Ron Strider

    AZ: Phoenix Man Forced To Eat Marijuana By Police Settles Suit

    A Phoenix man who says he was forced by police to eat marijuana or go to jail has settled a lawsuit against the city for $100,000. The Phoenix City Council approved the settlement Wednesday. Edgar Castro was pulled over for speeding in September 2016 and police officers reported finding a...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: This Mom Made Millions Growing Pot In Huge, Guarded Facility Near Police HQ

    A mother police describe as a drug queen was detained on Wednesday in what might be the largest indoor marijuana operation ever discovered in San Bernardino, Calif. Stephanie Smith, 43, allegedly ran the unlicensed operation, which included employees, guards, an advanced drip-irrigation...
  3. Ron Strider

    MO: Columbia Police Find 23 Pounds Of Marijuana In FedEx Package

    Columbia police said they arrested two men after finding a FedEx package with 23 pounds of marijuana inside on Monday afternoon. Police said with the help of a Columbia police K-9 and FedEx investigators, they served a narcotics-related search warrant at 3247 Wind River Circle around 2:30...
  4. Ron Strider

    MD: Man Had Nearly 600 Grams Of Marijuana At Daycare In Russett

    An Anne Arundel County man was charged with drug possession and distribution offenses after police say they found nearly 600 grams of marijuana in the basement of a daycare center in Russett. Anne Arundel police said officers executed a search warrant on Dec. 10 at Sultana Saba Daycare at...
  5. Ron Strider

    UK: Cannabis Farm Worth A Massive £1.8M Found In Disused Pub

    A cannabis factory capable of producing a massive £1.8m of drugs every year was found at a disused pub. Police raided the property in Sandy Road, Seaforth, on Friday afternoon where they found the massive Class B haul. Officers uncovered 447 cannabis plants, along with bags of cropped...
  6. Ron Strider

    Thieves Take Half A Million Dollars Worth Of Pot Products In Cannabis Club Heist

    An extraordinarily large amount of marijuana products worth more than half a million dollars was taken from a San Francisco cannabis club, according to police. KTVU has obtained exclusive video of a burglary where police say two thieves got away with plenty of pot products. Early Sunday...
  7. Ron Strider

    HI: Cops Told Medical Pot Users To Turn In Guns. Here's Why They Changed Their Minds

    The Honolulu Police Department has been sending letters out to medical marijuana users this year to tell them that they "have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms." That includes a letter dated Nov. 13, signed by police chief Susan Ballard. "Your...
  8. Ron Strider

    NY: Woman Going To Court On Marijuana Charge Smokes Pot In Police Chiefs Parking Spot

    Authorities say a woman arriving at a Long Island court to answer a marijuana possession summons was smoking pot when she parked her vehicle in the local police chief's spot. Newsday reports that the 26-year-old woman had been ticketed in May for unlawful possession of marijuana. Police say...
  9. Ron Strider

    VA: Teachers Accused Of Smoking Marijuana Inside Elementary School

    Two Virginia elementary school teachers were charged with possession and suspended and a third teacher was put on administrative leave following accusations they used marijuana inside the school. Someone told police three teachers regularly smoked marijuana and hashish together in the...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canadian Marijuana Advocate Blasts 'Hypocrisy' Of Ex-Police Cashing In On Cannabis

    One of Canada's most prominent marijuana activists has taken aim at former police officers who have entered the country's fledgling cannabis industry, saying it was "hard to stomach" that those who spent years sending people to jail for pot offences are now poised to profit as the country moves...
  11. Ron Strider

    Canada: Cannabis Dispensaries Raided By Halifax Police

    Members of the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division raided two different Halifax cannabis dispensaries on Friday morning. In the first series of raids, officers with the SES along with RCMP and Halifax Regional Police executed four separate search...
  12. Ron Strider

    Inside Paraguay's Illegal Cannabis Plantations

    Cowboy hats and flasks adorned with imitation jaguar and snakeskin prints dot the market of the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero. Cross the two-lane avenue outside and one will have entered Brazil. Not far away, one will find casinos, motels and brothels typical of a...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: Sacramento City Council Approves Funding For Illegal Home-Grown Marijuana

    The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved funding sources for increased law enforcement against illegal indoor pot grows, following a two-month pilot program that led to the closure of 614 pot houses. The city expects to spend between $700,000 and $1.1 million on police efforts to stop...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Hundreds Of Illegal Pot Houses Close After Sacramento Cracks Down

    Sacramento police broke up more than 600 illegal marijuana growing operations over a two-month period this year, arresting 10 people, issuing millions of dollars in fines and seizing nearly 5,000 plants. In response to concerns from multiple City Council members, a team of SWAT officers...
  15. Ron Strider

    TX: Mart Police End Tickets For Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession

    Mart police will now arrest people stopped with any usable amount of marijuana, including misdemeanor amounts that could be addressed with a ticket and court appearance. "I don't think this is a problem isolated the city of Mart, but what I decided we are going to do is take a hard stand,"...
  16. Ron Strider

    Cedar Park PD Asks Man How Much Marijuana Is In His house: 'Quite A Bit,' He Replies

    Charges have been filed after 45 pounds of marijuana and a marijuana derivative were found inside glass jars and multiple freezers at an Austin home, said the Cedar Park Police Department. According to arrest records, a search warrant led Cedar Park Police to the home of Michael Crouch and a...
  17. Ron Strider

    TN: Police Recover 40 Lbs. Of Marijuana From Southeast Memphis Home

    Police said they recovered 40 lbs. of marijuana from a Southeast Memphis home Wednesday. They arrested Melvin Tamayo, 44, and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving without a license. Memphis police said they got information that...
  18. Ron Strider

    California Marijuana Club Caught Pretending To Be A Church

    A California marijuana club posing as a fake church was unmasked this week after police seized more than $20,000 worth of weed products from the dispensary. The illegal marijuana dispensary called itself The Citadel Church of La Puente and sold marijuana, edibles, such as chocolate bars, and...
  19. Ron Strider

    Canada: Moncton Dispensaries Receive Two Weeks Notice From RCMP

    Several cannabis dispensaries in Moncton have been given two weeks to close or police say they will get involved. The warnings came in the form of an unusual letter earlier this week, and it's not sitting well with owners. Three dispensaries have confirmed with CTV News that they've...
  20. Ron Strider

    UK: Seven Bin Bags Stuffed Full Of Cannabis Found At Side Of Road In North Yorkshire

    Seven bin bags packed full of cannabis were discovered lying at the side of the road by council workers. The surprising haul was found in North Yorkshire early on Sunday morning, the BBC reported. Local Harrogate police officer, PC Amanda Hanusch-Moore, tweeted a picture of the drug stash...
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